Everyone said everything that needs to be said about that, now we all wait for Government to do its job, investigate all the things that happened, and slowly move forward under the wide awake and watchful eyes of the majority of those who voted, and who did not vote for the man in the seat. The investigation will move forward and regardless of whether our Congress and Senate choose to do their jobs or not, what is important now is that they are complicit – they are aware that something is rotten in the District of Columbia, everyone smells it, and while they can choose to do nothing, the longer they wait, the deeper they implicate themselves in the alleged crimes that occurred.
And so today, Jon Cornyn offers up this little gem after a week of people saying the Republican Alternative to the ACA, also known as Obamacare, is not an alternative, does not meet the promises that were made to get our current President elected, and when we say “Access to Care,” that means to the GOP that we all have access to own a Bugatti, but how many of us have the money for it? Their model pretty much says, yes, you have access to care, we’re doing nothing to help control costs, and you can get care if you have money.
If you don’t have money, maybe you’ll die quickly before you bankrupt your family.
His response was to ask why the Democratic Party hasn’t offered a plan, as the statues in the rotunda damn near cracked at the resonating hypocrisy dripping from that man’s tongue.
You don’t get to break the bowl at Pottery Barn, promising to give us a better bowl, for less money, that does a better job than the bowl you broke, offer us a cheap, cracked plastic bowl that would cut you if you look at it wrong, then demand that we craft you a new bowl.
Do your god-damn jobs before you get people killed fucking around with their access to care. People will die without access to care. Roughly 48,000 deaths per year at last estimate, that could be prevented if people had access to care.
You know what the simplest solution to this problem is? Raise people’s taxes equal to a quarter of what they currently pay in insurance premiums, and offer Medicare For All.
If the insurance companies are worried about going out of business, their rank and file can work for government, like the TSA did after 9/11. Have insurance companies do what AFLAC or other providers do – provide services to people who can afford it to get access to “Premium” levels of care – to cover the gaps in insurance.
The rest of us would like a safety net. Pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps presumes everyone started out at least with boots, and based on how folks have been stacking the deck in favor of wealthy, usually White men and sometimes their wives, there are some folks walking around in Louboutin’s while the rest of us have to figure out how to cross a desert of broken glass with newspapers wrapped around our feet.